- Muslim physician took inspiration from Malaysian headscarves for disposable hijab
- Disposable hijab offers resolution to an infection management issues
The Royal Derby Hospital grew to become the primary in the UK to undertake disposable hijabs for its Muslim feminine medical doctors.
The disposable hijabs had been launched by a medical resident, Dr Farah Roslan, who termed the invention a results of needing to discover a center floor between Muslim gown code and the fervour of being within the working room.
“I am so happy my vision has become a reality and that these headscarves are now available for all of the staff,” stated Dr Roslan.
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Her mentor, Miss Tierney, a colorectal surgeon, stated the hijab is a “quiet issue around operating theatres across the country” that has not been formally addressed. “It hasn’t cost much and hopefully the effect will be enormous.”
Speaking to BBC Radio Derby, Dr Roslan stated the disposable headscarves present an answer to an infection management issues regarding hijabs, that are sometimes worn all through the day.
“I’d been using [the same headscarf] all day which obviously wasn’t clean and ideal. I didn’t feel comfortable taking it off and I was pulled out from the theatre, respectfully, due to infection control.”
Dr Roslan looked to Malaysia, her country of birth, for inspiration.
“I’m really happy and looking forward to seeing if we can endorse this nationally,” she stated.